Jisho

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16 strokes
Radical:
shell
Parts:
Variants:
intelligent, wise, wisdom, cleverness
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N2
1159 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 賢 【ケン】 intelligence, genius, scholarship, virtue
  • 賢人 【ケンジン】 wise person, virtuous person, sage, unrefined sake
  • 遺賢 【イケン】 able men left out of office
  • 聖賢 【セイケン】 saints and sages

Kun reading compounds

  • 賢い 【かしこい】 wise, clever, smart, well-behaved (esp. children and pets), obedient, good

Readings

Japanese names:
かた、 さか、 さと、 さとし、 たか、 たて、 のり、 まこと、 まさ、 まさる
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
xian2
Korean:
hyeon

Spanish

  • inteligente
  • sabio
  • ingenioso

Portuguese

  • sábio
  • inteligente
  • sabedoria
  • inteligência

French

  • intelligent
  • sage
  • sagesse
1221 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1488 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4517 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1072 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
931 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
2579 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1288 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1362 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1227 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1740 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3518 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1817 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2472 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
860 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
36822 Morohashi
2839 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
5816 New Nelson (John Haig)
852 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
915 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1855 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3461 2001 Kanji
7b9.2 The Kanji Dictionary
2-9-7 SKIP code
2-8-7 SKIP code
7780.6 Four corner code
1-24-13 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8ce2 Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
old 老 (耂)
Parts:
someone, person
Kun:
もの
On:
シャ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N4
38 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 者 【シャ】 person, -er, expert, geisha, prostitute
  • 芸者 【ゲイシャ】 geisha, professional female entertainer, usu. at traditional banquets
  • 加害者 【カガイシャ】 assailant, perpetrator, wrong-doer, aggressor

Kun reading compounds

  • 者 【もの】 person
  • 者ども 【ものども】 you, people
  • 弱き者 【よわきもの】 weak person, the weak
  • 若い者 【わかいもの】 young man, young woman, young people, youth, youngsters, young employee, young manservant, young follower

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
zhe3
Korean:
ja

Spanish

  • persona

Portuguese

  • alguém
  • pessoa

French

  • personne
  • quelqu'un
235 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
314 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
298 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
22 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3685 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
56 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
240 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
769 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.6 Japanese for Busy People
164 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
164 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
148 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1578 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3980 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2047 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2765 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1264 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
28852 Morohashi
3211 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
4698 New Nelson (John Haig)
1256 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1345 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
19 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
302 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1478 2001 Kanji
4c4.13 The Kanji Dictionary
3-4-4 SKIP code
4-8-2 SKIP code
2-4-4 SKIP code
4460.0 Four corner code
1-28-52 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8005 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
stone
Parts:
stone
Kun:
いし
On:
セキシャクコク
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 1
JLPT level N3
342 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 石 【セキ】 counter for jewels in a watch, counter for transistors, diodes, etc. in an electronic product
  • 石材 【セキザイ】 (building) stone
  • 一石 【イッセキ】 one game (of go)
  • 投石 【トウセキ】 stone throwing
  • 石神 【シャクジン】 stone which is worshipped, image of a god in stone
  • 石南花 【シャクナゲ】 rhododendron
  • 電磁石 【デンジシャク】 electromagnet
  • 界磁石 【カイジシャク】 field magnet
  • 石 【コク】 koku, traditional unit of volume, approx. 180.4 litres, measure of a Japanese-style boat's loading capacity (approx. 278.26 liters)
  • 石高 【コクダカ】 (crop) yield, stipend (orig. assessed on the basis of a crop), salary
  • 一石 【イッコク】 one koku (measure)

Kun reading compounds

  • 石 【いし】 stone, jewel, precious stone, flint (in a lighter), stone (in go), stone (in the bladder, kidney etc.), calculus, rock (in rock-paper-scissors), stone
  • 石垣 【いしがき】 stone wall
  • 墓石 【ぼせき】 tombstone, gravestone
  • 敷石 【しきいし】 paving stone, pavement

Readings

Japanese names:
いさ、 いす、 いわ、 し、 せっく、 と
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi2, dan4
Korean:
seog

Spanish

  • piedra

Portuguese

  • pedra

French

  • pierre
44 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
72 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
45 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
276 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
3176 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
102 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
763 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
172 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
78 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
78 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
102 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1397 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
3689 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1884 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2564 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
114 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
24024 Morohashi
2971 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3985 New Nelson (John Haig)
113 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
118 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
347 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
44 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3377 2001 Kanji
5a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
3-2-3 SKIP code
1026.0 Four corner code
1060.0 Four corner code
1-32-48 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
77f3 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
hand 手 (扌龵)
Parts:
grope, search, look for
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 6
JLPT level N3
930 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 探検 【タンケン】 exploration, expedition
  • 探求 【タンキュウ】 search, quest, pursuit
  • 内探 【ナイタン】 private inquiry, private enquiry, secret investigation
  • 独探 【ドクタン】 German spy

Kun reading compounds

  • 探る 【さぐる】 to feel around for, to fumble for, to grope for, to search for, to look for, to investigate, to probe into, to spy on, to sound out, to explore (parts unknown), to enjoy (natural beauty)
  • 探す 【さがす】 to search for, to look for, to hunt for, to seek, to search (a house, pocket, etc.), to search through, to rummage in (e.g. a drawer), to fish around

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
tan4, tan1
Korean:
tam

Spanish

  • explorar
  • indagar
  • buscar
  • sondear

Portuguese

  • tatear
  • pesquisar
  • procurar

French

  • chercher
  • tâtonner
  • enquête
942 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
930 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1239 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1949 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1236 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
578 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1316 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
535 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
544 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1258 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
908 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
613 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
374 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
466 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1340 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
12276 Morohashi
505 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2211 New Nelson (John Haig)
1327 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1425 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
927 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1364 2001 Kanji
3c8.16 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
5709.4 Four corner code
1-35-21 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
63a2 Unicode hex code

16 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:
tempering, refine, drill, train, polish
Kun:
ね.る
On:
レン
Jōyō kanji, taught in junior high
JLPT level N1
2221 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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  • 錬金術師 【レンキンジュツシ】 alchemist
  • 錬金術 【レンキンジュツ】 alchemy, way of making money, moneymaker, money-spinner
  • 修練 【シュウレン】 training, drill, practice, practising, discipline
  • 精錬 【セイレン】 refining, refinement, smelting, training

Kun reading compounds

  • 錬る 【ねる】 to temper (steel)

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
lian4
Korean:
ryeon

Spanish

  • forjar
  • refinar
  • disciplinar
  • pulir

Portuguese

  • tempera
  • refinar
  • broca
  • treinar
  • polir

French

  • endurcir
  • améliorer
  • entrainer
  • perfectionner
  • écrouir
1933 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
1847 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4881 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
1872 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
1853 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1816 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1965 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
1602 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1829 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2185 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1146 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1553 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
2049 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40576 Morohashi
1741 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6300 New Nelson (John Haig)
2030 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
2186 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
1861 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2864 2001 Kanji
8a8.3 The Kanji Dictionary
1-8-8 SKIP code
8519.6 Four corner code
1-47-03 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
932c Unicode hex code

8 strokes
Radical:
metal, gold 金 (釒)
Parts:

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On reading compounds

  • 金 【キン】 gold (metal), gold (color), gold (medal), first place (prize), something of great value, something golden (e.g. silence), money, gold coin, sum (of money), Friday, karat (measure of purity of gold), carat, metal (fourth phase of Wu Xing), Jin dynasty (of China; 1115-1234), Chin dynasty, Jurchen dynasty, gold general, testicles
  • 金色 【キンイロ】 gold (colour, color)
  • 集金 【シュウキン】 money collection
  • 納金 【ノウキン】 payment
  • 金色 【キンイロ】 gold (colour, color)
  • 金剛 【コンゴウ】 vajra (indestructible substance), diamond, adamantine, thunderbolt, Indra's weapon, Buddhist symbol of the indestructible truth
  • 鬱金 【ウコン】 turmeric (Curcuma domestica)
  • 葛鬱金 【クズウコン】 arrowroot (Maranta arundinacea)
  • 漉油 【コシアブラ】 Acanthopanax sciadophylloides (species of flowering plant related to the aralias)

Kun reading compounds

  • 金 【かね】 money, metal
  • 金持ち 【かねもち】 rich person
  • 細かい金 【こまかいかね】 small change
  • 汚れた金 【よごれたかね】 dirty money

Readings

Japanese names:
かん、 きむ、 こ、 この、 ん
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
jin1
Korean:
gim, geum

Spanish

  • oro
  • dinero
  • metal

Portuguese

  • ouro

French

  • or
16 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
18 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
14 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
59 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
4815 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
18 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
94 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
664 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
1.A Japanese for Busy People
23 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
23 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
21 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1808 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
2552 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1302 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1771 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
275 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
40152 Morohashi
2057 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
6211 New Nelson (John Haig)
269 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
287 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
79 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
72 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2872 2001 Kanji
8a0.1 The Kanji Dictionary
2-2-6 SKIP code
8010.9 Four corner code
1-22-66 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
91d1 Unicode hex code

11 strokes
Radical:
go, do
Parts:
art, technique, skill, means, trick, resources, magic
Kun:
すべ
On:
ジュツ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
350 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 術 【ジュツ】 art, technique, means, way, trick, trap, plot, stratagem, magic
  • 術後 【ジュツゴ】 postoperative, after surgery
  • 奇術 【キジュツ】 magic, conjuring, sleight of hand, legerdemain
  • 占星術 【センセイジュツ】 astrology

Kun reading compounds

  • 術 【すべ】 way, method, means
  • 術無し 【すべなし】 having no choice, at a loss for what to do, at one's wits' end
  • 為す術 【なすすべ】 means, method, way
  • 為ん術 【せんすべ】 (proper) methods

Readings

Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shu4, zhu2
Korean:
sul

Spanish

  • arte
  • técnica
  • manera de hacer las cosas

Portuguese

  • arte
  • técnica
  • habilidade
  • meios
  • truque
  • recursos
  • mágica

French

  • technique
  • art
  • moyens
  • tour
  • ressources
  • magie
636 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
732 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
708 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
299 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
1621 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
447 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
877 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1298 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
187 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
187 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
370 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1614 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
575 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
350 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
433 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1539 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
34046P Morohashi
476 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1754 New Nelson (John Haig)
1525 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1644 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
322 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
736 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
2053 2001 Kanji
3i8.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-3-8 SKIP code
2122.1 Four corner code
2190.4 Four corner code
1-29-49 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
8853 Unicode hex code

10 strokes
Radical:
turban, scarf
Parts:
expert, teacher, master, model, exemplar, army (incl. counter), war
Kun:
いくさ
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 5
JLPT level N3
563 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

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On reading compounds

  • 師 【シ】 teacher, master, mentor, religious leader, specialist, five-battalion brigade comprising 2500 men (Zhou-dynasty Chinese army)
  • 獅子 【シシ】 lion, left-hand guardian dog at a Shinto shrine
  • 大師 【ダイシ】 great teacher (i.e. a buddha, bodhisattva or high monk, esp. Kobo Daishi)
  • 歯科医師 【シカイシ】 dentist

Readings

Japanese names:
のし、 のり、 もろ、 かず、 つかさ、 みつ、 もと
Mandarin Chinese (pinyin):
shi1
Korean:
sa

Spanish

  • maestro
  • profesor
  • experto
  • técnico

Portuguese

  • perito
  • professor
  • mestre
  • exército
  • guerra

French

  • maître
  • expert
  • professeur
  • exemplaire
  • modèle
  • armée
  • guerre
624 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
720 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
693 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
490 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
113 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
547 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
496 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1130 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
409 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
415 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
967 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
563 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1680 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
892 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1211 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1277 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
8916 Morohashi
1326 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
1562 New Nelson (John Haig)
1269 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1361 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
438 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
714 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
844 2001 Kanji
3f7.2 The Kanji Dictionary
1-6-4 SKIP code
2172.7 Four corner code
1-27-53 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
5e2b Unicode hex code